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DePlano 05-12-2008 02:01 PM

Figured I would introduce myself.

I live in N. California, near Eureka. I bought a International Tempest a little over a week ago. Turns out I bought a can of worms. I am going to have to take the thing apart and redo just about everything on it, so be prepared for a bunch of questions on that.

Because of my lack of judgement on that I am thinking of buying another dingy or cat to "mess about" in. Mainly just to remind myself why I am working on the Tempest, and partly to have something easier to drop in the lagoons and bay by myself to get practice.

I have a little bit of experience, but if asked I would probably just say none just so I would avoid having someone think I misrepresented myself.

That is a quicky rundown about me

merlin2375 05-12-2008 02:14 PM

Welcome aboard, any pictures of the Tempest? Did you have a survey done? Good luck on your future projects!

teshannon 05-12-2008 02:23 PM

Welcome to Sailnet and good luck with the Tempest.

DePlano 05-12-2008 02:34 PM


Originally Posted by merlin2375 (Post 313206)
Welcome aboard, any pictures of the Tempest? Did you have a survey done? Good luck on your future projects!

Yeah I surveyed it with a hangover, 4 1/2 hours sleep, and than a 6 hour drive. My judgment was lacking and my enthusiasm for getting ANY kind of boat was too strong. Sooo, no. It was my first mistake, more to come. Now that I have it I am going to fix it up as a project though. Should be fun in a boring, tedious, expensive, and messy kind of way

djodenda 05-12-2008 08:47 PM

Welcome!... Sorry about the boat.. It will all come out right in the end, I'm sure.

The only thing worse than a boat that is causing you problems, is not having one at all.



Melbournian 05-12-2008 09:24 PM

Hi Deplano,

Glad you bought a boat but sorry to hear that its not what you expected. I am also new to Sailnet. We live in Melbourne, Australia. Couldn't find the boat we want so we went online and bought a Catalina 36Mk11 with just pics and a surveyor's report from Florida,USA We are lucky that we got a nicest person for a previous owner.
Mizan was what we wanted and we loved every minute of it.


denby 05-12-2008 09:58 PM

Welcome aboard DePlano

DePlano 05-12-2008 10:18 PM

Thanks folks

Well I should have said satisfying rather than fun, but I am looking forward to fixing it up

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